The College’s David Orser Executive Speakers Forum is named for David B. Orser, a 1966 MSU graduate who started funding the program in 1988 in order to inspire MSU business students to pursue careers as innovative, responsible, and ethical business leaders.

These events are FREE and open to the public!

Upcoming Orser Executive Speakers Forum:

Past Speakers Description


Past Speakers:

Arthur Peterson                            

David Oreck

Joseph Wells

Gerald Searfoss

John Goodrich

J. Luther King

Sam McDonald

James Alderson

Martin White

Paul Stewart

Christopher Disher

Dana Lasher

Jonathan Howlett

Mary Perry

Delmar Jones

Lyle Knight

Investment Panel (4 speakers)

Andrew Field

Alan Rypinski

Ian B. Davidson

Jeff Sundheim

Stu Bohart

Richard Broome

Richard "Bob" Chickering

M.H. Elovitz

Ashley Jablow

Kristy Young

Marty McVey

Gerald Grinstein

Tim Solso

Lachlan Perks

Nicole Jones

Rich Barton

David B. Orser






Vu LeVu Le, spring 2019 Orser speaker


Thursday, March 28

Public Presentation: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Norm Asbjornson Hall,
Inspiration Hall

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About the Presentation

Vu Le, a writer, speaker, blogger, the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, will present "Effective Leadership and Strategies for Non-profit Success," which will address topics related to leadership and working within the nonprofit sector.

This presentation is in partnership with the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation.

A short reception hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals' Montana Chapter will follow the talk.

About the Orser Speaker:

Vu is the executive director of the Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. He also manages, a blog he founded that brutally examines issues that nonprofits deal with but punctuates it with humor and relatable pop culture references.

Vu’s passion to make the world better while recognizing the humor in daily tasks. In his time working in the nonprofit sector, he learned that “we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves”.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in many of his own blog posts at He has been the keynote speaker at the annual Montana Nonprofit Association conference and was one of The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s 40 under 40.


For more information about the forum, contact Anna Reardon at 406-994-6195 or [email protected].